Manager in Development (MID)


First introduced in 2000, the Manager in Development (MID) program was designed as a mentor/mentee program to educate entry- and mid-level managers through exposure to diverse departments within a club operation. The program began as the brainchild of William A. Schulz, MCM, CCE, as he developed the concept for his successful MCM monograph, Club Management Opportunities Assistant Manager Development Program.

Previously, the MID program was available to the club industry as a hands-on training manual. Today, the MID program is presented on CMAA University in 12 modules that can be completed in their entirety in three years, by specialization in a year or by individual topic in three months while working under the professional guidance of a mentor. Each module includes a textbook, portfolio builders and a PowerPoint presentation to supplement the education from the mentor.

Each of the 12 modules in CMAA’s MID program presents information about a specific topic of critical importance for successful club management, addressing CMAA’s 10 Competency areas. Five Club Management Institute (CMI) Credits will be awarded for the successful completion of each module. A manager who completes all 12 modules will earn 60 CMI credits and a diploma. In addition, one Association Activity credit will be awarded to the mentor for each session that he or she helps to deliver.

Get started now on CMAA University through the CMAA Professional Development carousel, Manager in Development program area. For more information on the program, please review the Manager in Development Program Guide for mentees, mentors and reviewers.

The Manager in Development Program by Modules and Specializations

Club Management Essentials Specialization
    1.    Careers in Club Management Module
    2.    Communication and Interpersonal Skills Module
    3.    Financial Management Module
    4.    Governance - Club and Organization Module

Club Operations Specialization
    5.    Beverage Operations Management Module
    6.    Club Training Module
    7.    Facilities Management Module
    8.    Food Operations Management Module

Club Leadership Specialization
    9.    Golf, Sports and Recreation Management Module
    10.  Human Resources Module
    11.  Leadership Principles Module
    12.  Marketing Module

Beginning in 2018, managers who mentor an entry-mid level manager through one specialization of the MID Program will fulfill the mentorship requirement of the Certified Chief Executive (CCE) designation.